“Anything that is ‘wrong’ with you,
began as a coping mechanism in
– Gabor Mate
Our therapists and mentors understand that maladaptive behaviour is not a reflection of the true self of a young person or child. We foster relationships with commitment and authenticity providing a safe place to nurture a sense of self and their potential.
When working with families, we focus on holding space for the inner child of the adult whilst helping parents and carers to parent with playfulness, attunement, curiosity and empathy.
Many of our practitioners have a strong background in working with looked after children- we ensure that any such referrals are matched with them.
Below is a list of examples for referral, it is not limited and we are here to help if your referral does not meet any of these definitions:
- Adoption/ Foster placement breakdown
- Attachment trauma
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
- Borderline Personality Disorder
- Care leavers
- Child trauma
- Child to parent violence
- Chronic and complex trauma
- Developmental trauma
- Dissociation and dissociative disorders
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse and neglect
- Emotional and behavioural difficulties (youth and adult)
- Family substance misuse
- Fear & loss
- Interactional patterns and dynamics within families
- Learning difficulties
- Looked after children
- Oppositional Defiant Disorder
- Parental Separation
- Physical abuse
- School refusal
- Sexual assault and sexual abuse
- Sexual identity
- Substance misuse
- Victims of crime
The support we offer is tailored to the needs of each individual within the setting that best suits their needs and supports their education, wellbeing and safety.
We aim to deliver flexible support within the community.
For instance if working with a young person while their family is transitioning to a refuge – we may have our initial sessions in their school and then relocate to a family centre near their refuge.
We are also incredibly fortunate to have a base at Longmead Community Farm, where many of our sessions take place – helping young people and their families / carers have respite in a peaceful setting.